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Class helps divorced parents work together for kids' sake

One man's ex-wife denies him access to their 10-year-old child out of spite. A woman's 9-year-old daughter has taken on the adult role of peacemaker and mediator, passing messages between father and mother.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Teens sign pledge to not text or talk behind the wheel

Joey Leonard, 17, was driving while texting on a cell phone with a friend when he glanced down for an instant and took his eye off the road.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Bill aims to increase class sizes

A bill promising local school districts more flexibility in a time of economic hardship is making its way to the floor of the state House of Representatives.

March 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Free dental care draws big crowd

A Gainesville dental office opened its doors Friday to offer free care to more than 80 people in need.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Spike in burglaries sparks interest in neighborhood watches

Joan Alford's neighborhood watch has been active for a few years, but recently it regained focus as burglaries increased in the down economy.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jefferson school planning difficult without final state budget

Traditionally, school boards use annual retreats as an opportunity to make plans for the following school year and beyond.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Pedestrian hit, killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Oakwood, officials said.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Rotary awards schools superintendent Will Schofield

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield has been honored with the Gainesville Rotary Club's Guardian of Ethics Award.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Former Hall County school superintendent H.F. Johnson dies

H.F. Johnson Jr., former superintendent of Hall County schools, died Thursday. He was 71.

March 12, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Arrests made in Spring Road, Atlanta Highway burglaries

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Friday announced three arrests made in two separate burglary arrests.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local

Dinner honors three local community leaders

Three community leaders were honored Thursday at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America annual American Values Dinner.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Elementary school wants more independent learning

If Chestnut Mountain Elementary School administrators get their way, instead of teachers giving directions, it would be the students leading the way.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Brenau to host annual mock mediation competition

Hundreds of students from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee will flock to Brenau University this weekend for a competition of wits, logic and collaboration.

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

October 07, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local

Work continues as portion of Sardis remains closed

Atlanta Gas Light work crews were on scene Wednesday to move a gas main underneath Sardis Road after a portion of the roadway washed out ...

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

North Lake Square taking shape ahead of Hobby Lobby opening

Hobby Lobby's opening at 9 a.m. Friday in Gainesville marks the first of many at North Lake Square shopping center, which is beginning ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HealthSmart Expo puts fresh spin on aging

Guest speaker Dr. Marc Agronin told a crowd of more than 100 people at the Gainesville Civic Center on Wednesday morning that people should all ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

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